Chuck Tiernan,Senior Director, Community Impact and LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network,

Tampa, FL – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that Chuck Tiernan, Senior Director of Community Impact and the LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, has been elected to the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative Board of Directors for a two-year term.

The Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative is a membership-based, non-profit organization with a dynamic group of leaders throughout the region dedicated to supporting a goal of promoting and advancing the health and wellness of those underserved through community collaborations.  The collaborative is made up of health and human service organizations, businesses, healthcare providers and individuals concerned and impacted by the gaps and limitations of the current system. Collectively, member organizations provide services to meet the needs of all demographic groups and address the healthcare continuum.

Chuck brings nearly 30 years’ experience in non-profit, healthcare and education organizations to his work as Director of LEAP, a collaborative effort of more than 50 community partners which uses a collective impact framework to help more students complete education or training beyond high school. Education is widely accepted as one of the social determinants of health.  Chuck is also a graduate of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2018.

About the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, and professional advisors to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For 30 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Learn more at

About LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network 

Launched in 2016, LEAP Tampa Bay’s cross-sector network of community partners has a goal to increase the number of working age adults in Tampa Bay with a post-secondary degree or high-quality certificate to 60 percent by 2025. We envision a thriving Tampa Bay where education enables every person to live a fulfilling life. Learn more at